Last weeks loot has to be the best batch of movies I’ve ever brought home from the library. They were all great. Although, I didn’t quite get to The Apartment. There wasn’t a loser in the bunch.
I’m glad to have finally seen Annie Hall. And I’ll now join the throngs of people who love it. While I’ll always love Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, it’s clear that Annie is the best of his films that I’ve seen. It was hilarious, and I didn’t even mind Woody Allen’s usually annoying impromtu bits.
I love movies about Ireland’s strife (Hunger is definitely one of the best films I’ve seen this year). The Crying Game, despite gratuitous on-screen wieners, was fantastic.
The Graduate was much funnier than I thought it would be, and now I’ve finally seen Dustin Hoffman in something other than Hook that I liked him in!
I know I’m in the huge minority here, but I did not like Raising Arizona. Not even a little bit. I can appreciate Nicholas Cage’s performance, he managed not to be a douche, but this is just not my type of comedy, and I’m glad it was only ninety minutes. It did take me a few viewings to warm up to The Big Lebowski, so I’m not going to write it off just yet.
Midnight Cowboy was surprisingly entertaining. After watching Anaconda as a 12 year old, I was certain John Voight was a douche, but he actually acted in his day. This movie was much cooler than I thought it would be, although it took me some time to get used to how much he looks like Angelina in the movie.
The real standout of this loot was The Piano. I’m pretty much in love with this film. It blew my mind. Holly Hunter was outstanding and the direction was better than anything I’ve seen recently. I even dragged myself to the theatre to see Bright Star the next day to see if Jane Campion wasn’t just a one hit wonder. She’s not, by the way.
Here’s this week’s loot. Any thoughts on whether I should watch the original five hour version of Scenes from a Marriage? Or should I just watch the three hour version made for American theatres?